640 acres +/- on Cahaba River in Dallas County, AL
640 acres +/- of land for sale along the Cahaba River in Marion Junction, Dallas County, Alabama. The Gaston Farm is a working cattle farm in the middle of Alabama's fertile Black Belt. This tract has over 7.500 of frontage on the Cahaba River. Approximately 345 acres +/- of the property is in open pasture ground. There is an 18 acre +/- bass fishing lake, and a smaller lake that is approximately 1 acre that is close to the house.
The farm is fenced and cross-fenced for grazing and hay production, and is currently being leased to a local farmer who is running cows. There is a well and county water available for watering the livestock. The portions of the property that are not in open land are mostly in mixed stands of natural timber. The areas along the river on the eastern edge of the property are mature hardwoods. Many fingers of cedars and hackberry trees separate the open fields. The many areas with trees offer shade to the livestock during the heat. The farm is not currently enrolled in any government CRP or Farm Service programs. This area is known for outstanding whitetail deer hunting and good waterfowl hunting in the Alabama River flyway. This farm offers many recreational opportunities in addition to the carrying potential for the livestock. There is also an artesian well that provides constant water.
The soils are dark clays often associated with the prairie in this part of Alabama. The terrain is flat to gently rolling, with more slope around the creek drains and river bank. A few chalk outcroppings are visible scattered throughout the farm. There is a cell phone tower on the north end of the property that the owners intend to retain along with approximately 3 to 5 acres around the cell tower site. There is a nice home on the property that has seen some upgrades within the past few years. It is currently rented to good tenants, and would make a nice home for a farm manager.
Because the farm is currently lease for cattle farming, showings of this farm are strictly to qualified buyers by appointment only please. The listing agent must be present for all showings. Please contact Jonathan Goode at 334-247-2005 to schedule your visit today. All information was derived from the owners, county tax assessor, and other sources believed to be reliable. Please see the printable aerial, topographical, and soil maps in the attachments section below.
Directions-The property has frontage and access on US Highway 80 (north) and Dallas County Road 45 (west). A Norfolk Southern Rail line runs along the northern portion of the property. This farm is conveniently located near several key stockyards: 15 miles east of the Alabama Livestock Auction in Uniontown, 47 miles northeast of the Linden Stockyard, 60 miles west of the Montgomery Stockyard, 64 miles east of the Livingston Stockyard, and 95 miles east of the Meridian Livestock Auction in Meridian, MS. There is an Alabama Farmer's Co-op located 1/2 mile north of the farm, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System sub-station is 3 miles north. Selma is approximately 15 miles to the east, Montgomery is 60 miles east, Birmingham is 92 miles north, Tuscaloosa is 72 miles northwest, and Mobile is 155 miles south.